20 days in Buenos Aires & Santiago Itinerary

20 days in Buenos Aires & Santiago Itinerary

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Santiago, Chile
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 8 nights

Queen of La Plata

Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Catedral de la Plata and Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica de Lujan and Buque Museo Fragata ARA Presidente Sarmiento. Change things up with these side-trips from Buenos Aires: Plaza Belgrano (in Lujan), San Isidro (Catedral de San Isidro & Villa Ocampo) and Plaza Moreno (in La Plata). Spend the 20th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lagos de Palermo, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo, and take an in-depth tour of Fundacion Proa.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Buenos Aires itinerary maker website.

Washington, USA to Buenos Aires is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Washington to Buenos Aires. Traveling from Washington in February, expect Buenos Aires to be much hotter, temps between 81°F and 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

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Santiago, Chile

— 10 nights

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Popular historic sites such as Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion and Castillo Hidalgo are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Casa de Isla Negra and San Francisco Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago: Valparaiso (Paseo Yugoslavo & Miel de Oveja), Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores) (in Vina del Mar) and Cinco Oceanos Dive Center (in Algarrobo). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Kingston Family Vineyards, get engrossed in the history at Museo Historico Nacional, visit Barrio Italia, and don't miss a visit to Metro Arte Santiago.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Santiago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Neighborhoods

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